How to enable directX 11

Hey, I did a search on google and on these forums (think the forum search feature is bugged cause it found zero results even tho I see a sticky with directx 11 in this forum) but I coulnd't find any instructions post beta.. and in there seems to have been different ways to do it in the beta so I'd like to do it right. Could anyone help?

Also, I'm not computer savey, really, so please be clear and elaborate. Thank you!
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Yawgamoth,

If you use an operating system and video card capable of DirectX 11:


* Right-click on the shortcut you use to start WoW and select "Properties"

* You should see a target line in the new window that is already highlighted.

* Add -d3d11 to the end of what is already there, be sure that there is a space between the hyphen and the end-quote and that there is a space.

It should look similar to this:

"C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Launcher.exe" -d3d11

Try the game again afterwards.


To see what mode you're actually using in the game, enable console mode too.

After the -d3d11 you added, add a space and -console so it looks like this:

"C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Launcher.exe" -d3d11 -console

Then start the game up. In either the login screen or in the game, bring up the console by hitting the ~ key. Then type gxapi and hit enter

It will show the mode you're using.

Hit the ~ key again to close the console.
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